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Strange format file problem

From: Blake McBride <blake_at_integra-online.com>
Date: 2005-11-01 00:24:23 CET


I started a new subversion repository with svn 1.1.1 (Berkeley 4.2.52)
when version 1.1.1 was current. As time progressed I updated to
svn 1.1.3. In all that time svn worked perfectly and I never had a problem.
(I'm running on Linux and using svn over ssh. I haven't changed the
version of Berkeley.)

Recently I updated to 1.2.3 and have been having many problems. First
I had locking problems which turned out to be permission issues that I
never had before.

No I started getting some sort of error that suggested I recover the db.
When I try to recover using:

        svnadmin recover /home2/svn/db

I get:

        svnadmin: Expected format '3' of repository; found format '1'

I am using svnadmin 1.2.3

These are the interesting facts:

1. I created the repository with svn 1.1.1 so how could it be format
version 1?

2. All backups of the db prior to me installing 1.2.3 show no "format"
file in the
"db" directory! Once I upgraded to 1.2.3 all my backups show a format file
with a "1" in it. Where did this "format" file come from? (Updating the svn
program doesn't modify repositories!)

3. I am stuck. I don't know how to proceed. This is an important repository.
How can I make it work again?

Thanks for the help!

Blake McBride

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